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3:35 AM ET, November 4, 2010

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Erick Tseng / Facebook Blog:
Making Mobile More Social  —  Life happens in real time, and so should sharing.  Today's mobile phones allow people to connect on the go and to share interesting moments as they happen all around them.  —  Earlier this week, when the Giants won the World Series, revelling baseball fans took to the streets of San Francisco.
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Rob Jackson / Phandroid:
How Facebook is Pulling an Android... and Why  —  If you think Facebook's announcements of Single Sign-On, Places API and Deals Platform were a disappointment, you and I disagree, and I'll tell you why.  Grab a few Red Bulls, blast some Ronald Jenkees, and turn off your phone - I can't be interrupted and I have some explaining to do.
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Launches Local Deal Service for Places  —  In a move that could bring millions of local and small business advertisers to the social network, Facebook launched a deal service for Places today.  The service lets merchants push deals to their existing customers and attract new ones …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Android App Sucked Because “Obnoxious” Google Bought The Developer
Discussion: MacStories and Tech Trader Daily
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Great interview: candid, disruptive Mark Zuckerberg
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:yarinhochman
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Why Facebook Still Doesn't Have An iPad App
Discussion: Mashable!, SAI, SelectStart, TUAW and broadstuff
David Pogue / New York Times:
Kinect Pushes Users Into a Sweaty New Dimension  —  With the money Microsoft has spent on failed efforts to design hardware, you could finance a trip to Mars.  —  Its failures make up quite a flop parade: WebTV.  Spot Watch.  Ultimate TV.  Ultra Mobile PC.  Tablet PC.  Smart Display.
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Troy Wolverton / Mercury News:
Kinect doesn't quite connect for me  —  I've been excited about Microsoft's new Kinect accessory for the Xbox 360 ever since I played a demonstration of it last year.  —  Kinect, which goes on sale today, is a sophisticated camera and sensor system that allows users to play games …
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft boosts Kinect sales estimate to 5M units for holidays  —  Less than a day before Microsoft's launch of the Kinect motion-based control system for Xbox 360, the company is apparently feeling bullish about the demand for the devices, and its ability to supply them.
Tim Carmody / Gadget Lab:
How Motion Detection Works in Xbox Kinect  —  The prototype for Microsoft's Kinect camera and microphone famously cost $30,000.  At midnight Thursday morning, you'll be able to buy it for $150 as an Xbox 360 peripheral.  —  Microsoft is projecting that it will sell 5 million units between now and Christmas.
Zach Epstein / BGR:
The 4G forgery  —  T-Mobile does not have a 4G network.  Sprint, which first launched WiMAX in June of 2009, does not have a 4G network.  Verizon Wireless will flip the switch on LTE later this year and when it does, it will not have a 4G network.  AT&T is taking its time with LTE and it won't fire anything up until next year.
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Roger Cheng / Wall Street Journal:   Wireless Carriers Sow ‘4G’ Confusion
Leland / Twitter Blog:
Twitter for Android: Update available  —  Today we're releasing an updated version of Twitter for Android, which includes some awesome enhancements and introduces a more consistent experience across our mobile clients.  — Tweet details page.  We changed the layout of the timeline …
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Lawsuit: Apple turned iPhone 3Gs into “iBricks” to boost iPhone 4  —  We all saw this one coming a mile away: Apple is finally being taken to task over iOS 4 performance on the iPhone 3G.  In a lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of California for San Diego, plaintiff Biana Wofford alleges …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Dish Exec: Hulu Is Destroying the TV Industry  —  Hulu users would wait a lot longer to catch up on their favorite shows, if Dish Network VP of Online Content Development and Strategy Bruce Eisen had his way.  “If I can watch Glee tomorrow morning and I don't have to pay a pay TV service …
Erica Swallow / Mashable!:
A Glimpse at the Future of Foursquare  —  Foursquare CEO and co-founder Dennis Crowley spoke on how the location-based service plans to dominate “what happens after the checkin” at Wednesday's ad:tech conference.  Crowley delivered his remarks on the same day Facebook made several major announcements about its Places product.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Twitter Promoted Tweets Come To Google  —  In a first ever move, Google is now carrying ads from someone else's ad network — Twitter's, as Google integrates Twitter's new Promoted Tweets into Google Realtime Search.  —  It's quite a coup for Twitter.  Not only did the company get Google …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Apple's dead pixel policy revealed  —  Apple's internal policy on acceptable numbers of pixel anomalies was recently updated, a source told BGR.  The policy is used as a guideline for Mac Geniuses addressing customer issues that involve Apple displays.  It essentially allows them to quickly …
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric:
SkyFire Browser Gets Pulled From App Store Due to Overwhelming Demand  —  Just hours after the SkyFire web browser for iOS made its official debut on the Apple App Store, the application has been pulled.  No, it's not one of Apple's evil shenanigans.  Instead, the browser was pulled by its developers due to extremely high demand.
Stewart Mitchell / PC Pro:
Microsoft details Windows Phone 7 kill switch  —  Microsoft has outlined how it might use the little publicised “kill switch” in Windows Phone 7 handsets.  —  A kill switch is a tool that allows software controllers to remove certain apps or software from handsets if they pose a security or privacy risk …
Cory Bohon / Mac|Life:
Apple is Now Accepting Mac App Store Submissions from Developers  —  Apple just sent an email out to developers noting that they can begin submitting applications for review.  Apple noted at the last press conference that they planned to open the Mac App Store within 90-days and that developers …
Discussion: MacRumors and TUAW
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
PayPal Races To Fix IPhone App Security Flaw  —  Internet-payment provider PayPal said its iPhone application contained a security flaw that could allow a hacker to access users' accounts and has rushed out an update to correct the problem.  —  The hole stems from the app's failure to confirm …
Brendan Sinclair / GameSpot:
Kinect has problems recognizing dark-skinned users?  —  GameSpot testing suggests facial recognition features of Microsoft's motion-sensing camera system might not work properly for some gamers.  —  Source: In testing the Kinect, two dark-skinned GameSpot employees had problems getting the system's facial recognition features to work.
Discussion: Electronista
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
StumbleUpon Takes Aim at Android App Discovery  —  StumbleUpon is about to take its web recommendation savvy and apply it to mobile apps for the first time.  The service, which builds personal recommendations for users who want to find web content, is now launching an app discovery feature for Android apps.
Discussion: Engadget, VentureBeat and Androidos.in
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
Chatbot Wears Down Proponents of Anti-Science Nonsense  —  When he tired of arguing with climate change skeptics, one programmer wrote a chatbot to do it for him.  —  Nigel Leck, a software developer by day, was tired of arguing with anti-science crackpots on Twitter.
 
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New York Times:
YouTube Withdraws Cleric's Videos
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk and BBC
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
UK government plans East London tech cluster, Startup Visa …
Thanks:sachbalag
Joshua Brustein / Bits:
Location Services Have Not Caught On, Report Says
Discussion: Pew Internet and Post Tech
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Anonymous DDoS Takes Down The United States Copyright Office
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Slyck
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
The “Bury” Button Returns to Digg
Discussion: Digg Blog
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Oracle to HP CEO: Chicken!
Discussion: The Register
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Will the Verizon iPhone Cripple Verizon?
Discussion: eWeek and Product Reviews Net
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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPad 4.2 Game Center apps already being approved
Jason Elbaum / Google Open Source Blog:
Test your app from right to left
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Why Andreessen Horowitz Just Raised $650,000,000
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
LG Pad coming in Q1 2011, with Android Honeycomb, dual-core Tegra 2 …